This is my new favorite thing to make! I love the smooth, spicy salsa that’s served in most Mexican restaurants in our area. It’s a lot different from the jarred salsa that lines the grocery store shelves.
Most of this recipe is pantry staples, so it’s easy to throw this together – just need a little fresh cilantro. I would call the heat “medium to hot” based on using the original Rotel. Try the mild Rotel for less heat, or if you like it extra spicy add some fresh jalapeno. Here is the recipe, adapted from Mountain Mama Cooks.
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp of sugar or honey
2 TBSP lime juice (fresh preferred)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Taste and adjust spices if needed. That’s it. You should try this, it’s so good! And for a special treat, make some fresh oven-baked tortilla chips to go with it.